Apply for opportunities

Get support with the application process, including CVs, LinkedIn, application forms, interviews and assessment centres.

You have a clear sense of your goals and how to get where you need to go; now all you need to do is to succeed in the selection process. This page will support you in this process.

You might not feel quite ready for the applying stage yet. You could take a look at the content for Planners.

Events for when you are ready to apply

Book an event that will help you to be successful when applying for opportunities. 

Heidi Bartholomew

BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics graduate

“Birmingham’s Careers Network service is one of the best in the country, and I learnt how to enhance my CV and write a cover letter through workshops and tailored one-to-ones.”

  • Decoding the Internship/Job search in another country with Student Circus
    This webinar will show you how to use Student Circus to help you find internships and job opportunities in another country.
    12:00 Mon 26 Feb 2024
    Online
  • Teach First Insight Session - Online
    Join us for an exclusive Insight Session to hear more about Teach First, our education charity and our mission to end education inequality. Find out more about our Graduate Teacher Training Programme and our Taster programmes as a non-finalist.
    17:15 Mon 26 Feb 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for Creating a CV
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Tue 27 Feb 2024
    Careers Network, Employer Training Room, G30 Aston Webb
  • How to Find Work Experience
    Discover more about different types of work experience and how to search and find opportunities during your studies and beyond.
    14:30 Tue 27 Feb 2024
    Alan Walters Building – Room G11 (Ground Floor)
  • Drop Ins with Careers Network
    Get help and advice for your applications and career plans.
    12:00 Wed 28 Feb 2024
    Teaching and Learning Building 211

Application and recruitment support

Make the most of your application with our support on Careers Connect. Whether you are applying for an internship, a part-time role or a graduate job, get started creating your CV and cover letter, improve your application and personal statement, prepare for interviews and assessment centres and practise psychometric tests.

Access videos, workshops, LinkedIn Learning and more. Work through these bitesize activities in your own time and feel free to revisit activites again. 

Application and recruitment support on Careers Connect

You can also access our application support content through our webpages below. 

LinkedIn support 

LinkedIn is a professional networking site and your online CV.

Over 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find talent and to do more research on candidates, so presenting yourself professionally online has never been more important.

Create a positive online image with our LinkedIn support.

Digital resource hub

Access our careers services 24/7 at a time that suits you with our digital resource hub  – get your CV checked, practise answering interview questions, learn a new skill to get job-ready, or explore sectors you might like to work in.

Employer profiles and job opportunities 

Search for internships, work experience and graduate opportunities on Careers Connect.

New vacancies are added daily so we recommend creating alerts for relevant roles so you don't miss out. 

Resources